The Psychology of Genocide

The Psychology of Genocide

Perpetrators, Bystanders, and Rescuers

Book - 2008
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"Genocide has tragically claimed the lives of over 262 million victims in the last century. Jews, Armenians, Cambodians, Darfurians, Kosovons, Rwandans, the list seems endless. Clinical psychologist Steven K. Baum sets out to examine the psychological patterns to these atrocities. Building on trait theory as well as social psychology he reanalyzes key conformity studies (including the famous experiments of Ash, Millgram and Zimbardo) to bring forth a new understanding of identity and emotional development during genocide. Baum presents a model that demonstrates how people's actions during genocide actually mirror their behaviour in everyday life: there are those who destruct (perpetrators), those who help (rescuers) and those who remain uninvolved, positioning themselves between the two extremes (bystanders)" -- from publisher's description
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008
ISBN: 9780521713924
0521713927
9780521886314
0521886317
Characteristics: xi, 255 p. ; 24 cm

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